Kit Harington wowed everyone with his performance as Jon Snow, and now he wants to portray Severus Snape. Harington is best known for slaying dragons on Game of Thrones, and now that the show has come to an end he is moving on to other projects, such as being cast as a character in the Marvel universe in the upcoming film, Eternals.
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Harington attended ACE Comic Con recently and during his interview he discussed his move to the Marvel universe, as well as his favorite fandoms and Harry Potter just so happens to be one of his favorites. According to Harington, he believes Jon Snow is a Hufflepuff, but personally he is a Gryffindor. Also, like most HP fans, Harington can’t decide if he prefers Prisoner of Azkaban or Goblet of Fire, but he can decide which character he would play in a prequel, and that is Severus Snape. However, as much as he would love to play Snape, he doesn’t think he’s right for the part, he thinks he’s better suited for Sirius, if the opportunity ever presented itself.
On Sunday night, the cast of Game of Thronestook their final bow. Actors and actresses who we’ve grown to love in their iconic roles throughout the series, such as Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Gwendoline Christie assembled a final time on stage.
Despite coming off the heels of the (very) controversial final season, it was nevertheless a wonderful night to see this talented crew one last time. Game of Thrones was nominated in all of the major categories but surprisingly, only went home with two, although they were nevertheless very big ones. Let’s dive in and see what went down last night!
Unfortunately, most of Game of Thrones’s wonderful cast were not winners this evening. Despite being nominated for Lead Actor, Lead Actress and Supporting Actress, the fantasy epic series ended up losing all three of them. Fan favorites such as Maisie William’s Arya Stark, Sophie Turner’s Sansa Stark, and Gwendoline Christie’s Brienne of Tarth, to say nothing of Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister and Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen. Disappoint for all the work the ensemble put into the show, especially in terms of its outstanding female cast.
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However, one actor who didn’t get left out was Peter Dinklage, who took home his fourth win for the series. He set the record with the most wins ever in his category (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), beating out Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. In his acceptance speech, Peter Dinklage said:
“I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is all about tolerance and diversity, because nowhere else could I be standing on a stage like this. It’s been about 10 years, all said and done, from the moment I met David and Dan till now. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew that David and Dan were quite brilliant…We did nothing but sweat, we did nothing but laugh. Dave and Dan, we literally walked through fire and ice for you—literally—and I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”
He faced tough competition but emerged the only cast member with an award from the evening. Peter Dinklage’s win was pretty much guaranteed but he undoubtedly deserved it and his work as Tyrion Lannister will doubtlessly remain one of the iconic roles of television.
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The show also lost out on Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing, but took home arguably the biggest prize of the night: Outstanding Drama Series. This also marked the show’s fourth win for the award and took home the final win for the night overall. The entire cast, plus writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, took the stage to thank the world for watching the series. It was a bittersweet end and we’re sure to now be feeling the effects of a post-Game of Thrones world.
But never fret! Two spinoffs are on the way and maybe, someday, George R.R. Martin will finish the Winds of Winter. Just because the show is over doesn’t mean the world of Westeros hasn’t come to an end.
Kit Harington may be done with his role as Jon Snow but he isn’t taking a break from working anytime soon. The actor will be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as revealed as Disney Expo this weekend. In addition to some major announcements, it was revealed that Kit Harington has joined the cast for Marvel’s upcoming Eternals film, which is slotted for the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase 4. Rumors of Harington’s enjoyment were propagating for sometime but it was confirmed when Harrington joined his fellow cast and crew on stage August 24th.
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Kit Harington has been announced to play the role of Dane Whitman, better known as the Black Knight in the comics. The character is a swashbuckling swordsman, with the title and role passed down through the generations since Arthurian time. Each Knight is different but each wields the Ebony Blade, a magic sword that was forged by Merlin himself. Dane Whitman became one of the Avengers, fighting alongside Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America against the world’s greatest threats. The Black Knight doesn’t have much relation to the Eternals, so its likely his origin will be tweaked to better fit the cosmic nature of the characters. Still, we’re sure the MCU will stay true to the character and showcase his knightly visage in all his glory.
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Other Game of Thrones actors are joining the Eternals cast, including Richard Madden announced in the role of Icarus, alongside Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, and Kumail Nanjiani. Harington has not commented on his role yet, nor as Marvel given away many plot details but based on the source material and the cosmic nature of the MCU, we expect it to be a big superhero epic.
Are you excited to see Kit again on the big screen? How about the Eternals themselves? Tell us in the comments!
It’s summer, you’re busy with a million things: work, travel, friends, more travel— for what is supposed to be the most relaxing time of year, summer fills up fast and it can be hard to find the time to make a start on the summer to-be-read list you spent the year compiling! That’s where Audible comes in.
Audible have some amazing new additions to their already extensive library and we’ve got a list of some of the most exciting titles that are new to Audible this month!
As part of the launch of Audible Latino—an integrated, multicultural destination offering US Hispanic customers a robust catalog of Spanish-language and culturally relevant English-language spoken-word content on audible.com – Audible launched the much anticipated audio premiere of Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal by J. K. Rowling, performed by internationally acclaimed Puerto Rican actor, Carlos Ponce. This is the first time that the Spanish-language Harry Potter books have been available in digital audio. Books 1-5 are now available, with the remainder set to be released later this year and next.
In Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light, one of Stan Lee’s final collaborations and most innovative works, the legendary creator invites you to unleash the power of your imagination, and bring to life an epic, superhero origin story set within a tech-centric, highly connected world, unnervingly reminiscent of our own. Performed by Yara Shahidi, People Magazine called this Audible Original “an immersive audio experience” and Entertainment Weekly says it’s “a first-of-its-kind.”
Join a select group of MoveWith teachers in this uplifting series of yoga classes, meditation, core strength training, and more designed to get you moving and energized. Whether it’s first thing in the morning, or as an afternoon pick-me-up, this is the perfect way to squeeze a mindful sweat into your day. So grab your headphones and let a MoveWith coach guide you on a centering and rejuvenating journey. These high-energy classes are designed to be taken anytime of day and as many times through as you want.
Where The Light Entersis a candid, heartwarming glimpse into the creation of the beloved Biden family and the life of a woman at its center. Thisis the story of how Jill built a family – and a life – of her own. From the pranks she played to keep everyone laughing to the traditions she formed that would carry them through tragedy, hers is the spirited journey of a woman embracing many roles.
In Our Harlem,award-winning chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson takes listeners on a music- and food-filled journey to his Harlem neighborhood and Red Rooster Harlem restaurant. The seven-hour Audible Original is filled with the sounds of Marcus’s kitchen, gospel and jazz from local bands, and conversation with friends. Marcus invites the listener to cook along with him, listen to the beats that flow through his restaurant, and learn about Harlem’s rich history, diversity, and vibrant pulse.
True West by Sam Shepherd, read by kit harington and johnny flynn
Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn smolder and burn as sparring brothers in Sam Shepard’s darkly comic 1980 drama, True West. The Cain and Abel conflict is a showdown of sibling rivalry, but also bears witness to a legacy of booze-fueled family brawls. As Harington and Flynn duel it out, they bring a cagey, wiry energy to director Matthew Dunster’s West End revival of this Pulitzer Prize finalist, delivered as an audio play.
Heads Will Roll is an Audible Original from Saturday Night Live star Kate McKinnon and her co-creator/co-star (and real-life sister) Emily Lynne. Produced by Audible and Broadway Video, this is not an audiobook—it’s a 10-episode, star-studded, scripted audio comedy that features performances from Meryl Streep, Tim Gunn, Peter Dinklage, Queer Eye’s Fab Five, and so many more!
When an experiment to study quantum uncertainty goes spectacularly wrong, physics student Bill Rustad and his friends find that they have accidentally created an inter-dimensional portal. They connect to Outland – an alternate Earth with identical geology, but where humans never evolved. Then everything changes when the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts in an explosion large enough to destroy civilization and kill half the planet. The team has just hours to get as many people as possible across to Outland before a lethal cloud of ash overwhelms them! This scifi Audible Original from bestselling author/narrator team Dennis E. Taylor and Ray Taylor is an absolute must-listen
Three decades after The Baby-Sitters Clubfirst rocked our world the beloved franchise is back to binge like never before! In the most exciting news since we first learned of Kristy Thomas’s great idea to start the Baby-Sitters Club, the blockbuster series that first celebrated young entrepreneurialism and fierce female friendships is now available only from Audible as an audio experience with the first five titles in the series performed by Elle Fanning.
Admittedly, we were all a little wrecked after the Game of Thrones‘ finale, either because we couldn’t stand the ending or because we couldn’t bear the relentless countdown until the end of an era. The show’s incredible success is no secret, but the significance of its eight-year run may be lost on those of us who don’t consider the weight of nearly a decade. Eight years is an epoch in and of itself; when the most significant events in our lives can happen in a single moment, imagine the joys and burdens of eight years.
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Whatever we experienced watching the finale, no one was more wrecked than the cast themselves. Many stars have opened up about their mental health issues since the finale aired-understandable, given that some, our leading ladies in particular, entered the cast when they were young children. Maisie Williams told BBC that she would “tell herself every day that [she] hated [herself],” unable to hold up to the impersonal scrutiny of social media. Sophie Turner revealed that she had depression for “five years” when ruthless comments about her appearance caused her to isolate to the point that she “had no motivation to do anything.”
During the behind-the-scenes documentary The Last Watch, Kit Harington moved fans with his intense reaction to Jon Snow’s ending. Upon learning that he would be the one to kill his lover, Daenerys, and break the wheel in a way unlike any Dany had envisioned, he became overwhelmed. He gave an audible gasp—and then, the actor burst into tears.
“I blubbed my eyes out,” Harington confessed on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “I cried. I cried, yeah.”
Two days after the documentary’s release, Harington’s rep made an official statement to People: “Kit has decided to utilize this break in his schedule as an opportunity to spend some time at a wellness retreat to work on some personal issues.” While these personal issues do include alcohol abuse, “stress” is a major factor in his decision to enter a luxury rehab facility. Page Six reported that he’s been at Connecticut facility Privé-Swiss for around a month, arriving before the finale aired. Though the price is high—$120,000 in all—the emotional cost of untreated psychological illness can be far steeper.
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These “emotional issues,” of course, have been going on for far longer than a month. After portraying the character for eight years, Harington began to experience identity conflicts. “I took off the costume, and it felt like my skin was being peeled away,” he told Variety, describing the change he felt when shedding his Jon Snow haircut. “I was very emotional. It felt like someone was shedding me of something.”
Though fans are sorry to see Harington go through these struggles, we are all grateful that he’s seeking treatment.